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Gorgeous stuff

 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/382123202/the-awesome-and-mighty-machu-picchu-dice?ref=category_newest

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6a4bc02727cd5d97fb227de56ffd27c9_originaTHESE are the Machu Picchu Dice, and they are awesome, and they are mighty.

We believe the Machu Picchu Dice to be something quite... weird. GOOD wierd. We have looked extensively, and found nothing slightly similar out there. So we are happy, because we are doing something awesome AND new.

We made the dice with two key purposes:

A. Deliver something GREAT. We wanted durability, we wanted precision and we wanted beauty.

09e7e47e61d33911434c416c2496986b_originaSomething GREAT.

(And B. is perhaps the most important one.)

B. To create a product that MEANT something.

There is so much amazing things to be shared from this corner of the world: talented people, amazing designs and materials, that even something as simple as reimagining a dice design is an opportunity to create something truly unique. It's hard work, and a single die can take many hours to make, but the result is well worth it.

ede8e6be7bc7ab893eacfe5d0fff54b4_originaSightseeing is cool. People-meeting is cooler.

e45472f3737ab9e67f1d06f8171d33f2_origina THE DREAM

We want to be the reason behind copious amounts of HELL YESES and F**CK NOES on tabletops gaming sessions around the world. We want this little (and oh so shiny) fragment of Peru to take part on the fun.

The rolling stones.

THE TRIFECTA

7a2d131bb4845f8df5d32190d6ab66db_originaTrifecta perfecta.

We came up with three great models:

1. KLAZIK

They might remind you of the classic dice design, yet they are not. We take on the classic forms and transform them into something bold and new.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Repeat!

2. APU

'Apu' is quechua for 'mountain-god'. We wanted something simple, that would take inspiration of elements and forms found in the Inca culture and its landscape, and give back something different and beautiful.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Repeat!

3. CALENDAR

We couldn’t resist to make these ones available. They use gorgeous iconography from the annual calendar of the Incas, as well as the chakana (Inca’s symbol for the Tree of Life). A masterpiece.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Repeat! THE MENU

These are the VERY cool rewards we have lined up for you.

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its in the video and here's a list

 

These are the materials that take part in the making: 

1. Nephrite stone 

We tested them all: quartz, black obsidian, tiger's eye, onyx, sodalite... along many others. THEY ALL BROKE. 

Nephrite is great because it is both hard and tenacious. Hardness, the technical term, is the ability of a mineral to resist scratching. A diamond surface is really hard, so when pressed to a glass it will cut it: because it is HARDER than the glass. But that doesn’t mean a diamond won’t break when struck. That brings us to our second tecnical term: tenacity. Tenacity is the measurement of the resistance of a material to breaking. 

Most materials are either hard OR tenacious, but very little few are good at both. Nephrite, which is a type of jade, is special like that. 

2. Peruvian silver (with a fineness of 950)

Fineness of 950 stands for its 950/1000 silver composition, which is the same that saying 95% silver. That's pretty much as good as it gets, that other 5% is made out of copper and other metals, and it's a fundamental part of the alloy to make it hard and resistant to oxidation.

3. Chrysocolla stone

Gorgeous combo of sky blue and bluish-green on one gemstone.

4. Lapis Lazuli stone

Deeper than deep blue, this semi-precious stone is an all-time favorite.

6. Spondylus shell

Classic element of Pre Inca and Inca art, this shell offers many shades of purple to red to white.

7. Abalone shell 

Also known as mother-of-pearl, this GORGEOUS shell possess a highly iridescent surface, making it appear to change color when light moves around it. An Inca classic.

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